Texas Tech University

Brett W. Myers, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email: brett.myers@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.7095

Office Hours: By Appointment

Room Number: W308

Education: Ph.D., UCLA; MBA, Brigham Young University; B.S., University of Utah

Area of Expertise:
 Effect of Non-Financial Stakeholders on Capital Structure, The Intersection of Politics and Finance, Mutual Fund Performance, Fixed Income


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Brett W. Myers

About Professor Myers

Brett Myers is an Associate Professor of Finance at Texas Tech University, and joined the finance faculty in 2010. Dr. Myers' research focuses on the ways in which non-financial stakeholders affect a firm's capital structure, the intersection of politics and finance, mutual fund performance, and fixed income. Dr. Myers received his Ph.D. in Finance from UCLA in 2007, after which he worked as a senior researcher and analytics manager for Research Affiliates, LLC, and was a visiting professor at Purdue University for two years. Prior to pursuing his doctorate he worked at Baker Process, Cimetrix, DaimlerChrysler, Intel, Corp., and the United States Army Reserve. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah and an M.B.A. from Brigham Young University.


  • Hsu,  Jason  C.,  Vitali  Kalesnik,  Brett  W.  Myers,  2010,  Performance  Attribution: Measuring Dynamic Allocation Skill, Financial Analysts Journal, Vol 66, No 6, 17-26.

Current Research

  • Measuring Political Risk and its Effects on Stock Returns with Michael J. Cooper, Huseyin Gulen
  • Political Networks with Michael J. Cooper, Huseyin Gulen
  • Dynamic Asset Allocation and Persistence in Mutual Fund Performance with Jason C. Hsu, Vitali Kalesnik, & Ryan Whitby
  • Active Manager Selection & Pension Fund Performance with Jason C. Hsu, & Ryan Whitby

Awards and Honors

  • 2006-2007          Allstate Dissertation Fellowship